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PIA beat NBP in NBP Gold Cup Hockey

Pakistan International Airlines scored a narrow 2-1 win over National Bank of Pakistan and Pakistan Army played a 1-1 draw against Army here on Thursday at outer ground of the national stadium here.
Airlines led the first half 2-1 as there was no scoring from either sides in the following session which narrated the saga of missed chances and long term bass possession on part of both the sides.
Airlines shot into lead with the 5th minute goal scored by Inyat ullah in mid field move. PIA beaming with stars accelerated the pace of attacks and deployed full force to hunt more goals. Ammad Shakeel Butt scored their second in the 27thminute before Bankers equalised at 1-1 after receiving 21st minute goals from Arslan Qadir in a lovely mid field move aided by right and left wings.
Both the teams did everything expect scoring in the coming half and long time balls possession mostly confined the game to mid field.
Customs and Army played a goalless first half and the real action of the game was seen in the second half . Both the teams made desperate productive efforts to score and Customs stamped their supremacy with the 52nd minute penalty corner goal scored by Mushtaq. Army salvaged their pride three minute before the close of the when Safeer equalized off a short corner.
Friday is the rest day. Army vs NBP, Wapda vs Customs are the matches to be played on December 8 .

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